20 Infected with HIV: woman demands 110,000 euros in compensation for pain and suffering
A case is being heard at the Munich Higher Regional Court in which a woman demands 110,000 euros in pain and suffering from a man who is said to have infected her with HIV. Health experts repeatedly point out the dangers of unprotected sex.
Unknown HIV infection is a major threat to sexual partners
According to research, there are more and more HIV infections from careless sex in Germany. It is particularly problematic if sexual diseases are not recognized early or not at all. According to estimates by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), around 14,000 Germans were unknowingly infected with HIV at the end of 2013. This also poses a great danger to the sexual partners. In Munich a man is now on trial who is said to have infected a woman with HIV.
Woman claims 110,000 pain compensation for HIV infection
As the dpa news agency reports, a woman in a civil lawsuit at the Higher Regional Court in Munich claims 110,000 euros in pain and suffering from the man who is said to have infected her with HIV.
According to the information, the district court had previously awarded the applicant the money, the man is opposed to the judgment.
The court was said to be convinced that the woman had “with almost certain probability” contracted the virus during sex with the man, which can trigger the immune deficiency disease AIDS.
Accordingly, an expert should be heard in court on the question of the time of infection.
The accused indicated the existence of a negative test
According to the dpa, the regional court assumed that although the man had not known for certain that he was HIV positive, "due to the overall circumstances, he was aware that there was an increased risk of infection".
The court also believed the applicant's observations that the man stated before intercourse that he had had an AIDS test that was negative.
According to the agency, the OLG has stated that it is likely to come to a similar assessment as the district court. The applicant's complicity may, however, have to be taken into account when assessing damages and compensation for pain and suffering.
Unprotected sex can be dangerous
Health experts repeatedly point out how dangerous unprotected sexual intercourse can be. As part of the "Love Life" campaign, which replaces the former prevention campaign "Don't give AIDS a chance", we expressly call for testing for HIV (ad)